Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: May 24, 2020

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24May2020

Happy Sunday and happy unofficial start to summer, as the Memorial Day weekend here in the United States marks the start of the season for many.

Royal Caribbean cancelled all of its sailings through July 31, 2020, pushing back the date it may restart sailings.

The announcement came at the end of the company's earnings call with investors, with a new target date to resume on August 1, 2020.

The only exception to the suspension is China sailings, which will be suspended through the end of June.

Royal Caribbean News

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 355th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, that features Brent's first Royal Caribbean cruise.

Vania shares how finding other cruise fans online helped fuel her love of going on a cruise, and shares how it compelled her to book an Anthem of the Seas sailing.

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What changes will Royal Caribbean make to keep guests healthy once cruises resume?

Many cruisers are wondering what the cruise experience will be like in first few months once cruises resume.

Without a doubt, Royal Caribbean will implement a wide variety of policy changes to the onboard experience, but it remains to be seen exactly what these changes will look like until a formal announcement is made.

Check out our list of changes we know about, and unconfirmed changes that are still considered rumors.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: May 17, 2020

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17May2020

Stay up-to-date with all the Royal Caribbean news from this week with our roundup of all this week's news.

Royal Caribbean International President and CEO Michael Bayley spoke on a variety of topics this week related to the cruise line's return to service.

Among the many questions, Mr. Bayley indicated he believes there may not be a Windjammer buffet in the beginning.

"I think in the beginning, there will not be a buffet in the beginning, that's how I see it. It depends again upon the timing. We will utilize the space, we will utilize the Windjammer, but in all probability it won't be a classical buffet. It will be something more akin to a restaurant."

Royal Caribbean News

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 354th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, that features Brent's first Royal Caribbean cruise.

Brent had cruised with Celebrity Cruises for a while, but decided to give Royal Caribbean a try in order to take advantage of all the great family activities. He shares what coming to Royal Caribbean was like, and how the sister brands compare.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

Royal Caribbean Cancellations

Do you have questions about if Royal Caribbean will cancel more cruises and what happens if their cruise is included?

There is plenty of concern out there, and I have a breakdown of everything you need to know about what happens (and has happened) when Royal Caribbean cancels more cruises.

There is plenty of doubt about the future of cruising, and what to expect if your Royal Caribbean cruise is cancelled, but this guide will explain everything that happens should it happen to you.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: May 10, 2020

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10May2020

Happy Mother's Day! All the moms out there deserve a big hug, thank you, and hopefully a cruise booking too.

Royal Caribbean unveiled an expanded ability to cancel and rebook cruises earlier this week.

The "enhanced & extended Cruise with Confidence policy" offers guests the ability to cancel up to 48-hours prior to sailing in exchange for a 100% Future Cruise Credit on sailings through April 2022 for bookings made on-or-before August 1, 2020.

In addition, a new "Lift & Shift" program was announced to move a cruise to a similar sailing one year away. 

On top of all of that, Royal Caribbean relaxed its Best Price Guarantee up to 48-hours prior to their cruise vacation start date, ensuring the best rate and/or promotion.

Royal Caribbean News

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 353rd episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, that features Ron's story of how he rescheduled a cruise to work around family obligations

Our love of cruising can sometimes take a back seat to our loved ones, and Ron tells us about how he changed sailings to work around family plans and ended up with a fantastic cruise.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

How to get ready for your next cruise (whenever it happens)

While there are no Royal Caribbean cruises to go on currently, the day when they will sail again is coming, and now is a great opportunity to prepare for that vacation.

One of the best ways to ensure you have a fantastic vacation is to plan ahead, as I see too many cruisers that do little to no research into their vacation.

Make the most of your cruise with these top tips!

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: May 3, 2020

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03May2020

Happy Sunday, everyone! Can you believe May is here already? Warmer temperatures and plenty of Royal Caribbean news and info to share with you from this week!

Many cruisers were happy to hear Royal Caribbean says a letter from a doctor for guests who are 70 years old or older, or have a pre-existing chronic medical condition, is no longer necessary.

Royal Caribbean Senior Vice President of Sales and Trade Support & Service Vicki Freed confirmed the news during a webinar with travel agents earlier this week.

"We found out that CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) did actually change this requirement on April 3rd. So a health form is no longer required for those travelers ages 70 plus, nor are there restrictions for those guests with underlying health conditions."

Royal Caribbean News

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 352nd episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, that features Michael's story of an annual cruise tradition.

Michael shares how a cruise for a good cause has turned into his family's annual tradition that he looks forward to each and every year!

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

The best Royal Caribbean vacation hacks pros swear by!

I love to share cruise tips, tricks, and advice, so that everyone can benefit from saving time or money (or both).

This week, I have some of my favorite expert-level Royal Caribbean cruise hacks that repeat cruisers swear by.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: April 26, 2020

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26Apr2020

Lots happened this past week, and I do not want you to miss out on any of the news or helpful posts.  So here is a look back at everything posted here in just the last few days.

Royal Caribbean was busy filing trademarks this week, and perhaps these new applications shed light on what cruising will look like once it resumes.

Most notably, the cruise line filed a trademark for a face mask known as "SEAFACE", as well as another trademark for "EMUSTER".

Trademark applications do not have much information in them, but it stands to reason if Royal Caribbean took the time and money to file for a trademark, there is likely some seriousness to pursuing these concepts.

Royal Caribbean News

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 351st episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, that features Erin's story of a memorable sailing on Grandeur of the Seas.

Erin decided to go on a cruise with a sorority sister, along with their respective kids, and created quite a few memories in the process.

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How Royal Caribbean cut a cruise ship in half

One of the truly incredible engineering feats is when a cruise line cuts a cruise ship in half, adds a new section in the middle, and welds the halves back together. 

While not a common practice anymore, Royal Caribbean endeavored to lengthen its first cruise ship, Song of Norway, in 1977.

Here is the full story of how Royal Caribbean undertook this major (and dangerous) operation.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: April 19, 2020

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19Apr2020

There was plenty of Royal Caribbean news and helpful posts shared this week, so here is a look at everything from the past few days so you do not miss any of it!

The big news was Royal Caribbean extending its cruise shutdown by cancelling all sailings through June 11.

This is the third time Royal Caribbean has cancelled sailings due to the health crisis, with the first set of cancelled sailings through April 10, then they cancelled all cruises through May 11.

Royal Caribbean had already cancelled all Canada, New England, and Alaska sailings through June 30, due to Canada closing all of its cruise ports.

Royal Caribbean News

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 350th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, which I think will bring a smile to your face with this week's fun cruise story.

Paul shares his story of a very memorable day in St. Thomas while on Freedom of the Seas a number of years ago.  

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

How did Royal Caribbean get its name?

Did you ever wonder why Royal Caribbean was the name picked for the cruise line? After all, it is not named after the founder of the company or the country or town it is based in, so why was this name chosen?

The story of which names the cruise line founders considered, as well as why they chose Royal Caribbean (and the Crown and Anchor logo) can be discovered on the blog this week!

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: April 5, 2020

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05Apr2020

Despite the fact there are no cruises happening, plenty is happening and I have a wrap-up of everything that occured this past week!

Royal Caribbean announced earlier this week it is extending the ability to cancel a cruise up to 48 hours before it sails.

The Cruise with Confidence program will now include sailings through September 1, 2020.

Under this policy, Royal Caribbean is providing guests with the flexibility to cancel a cruise for any reason up to 48 hours before a sailing is scheduled to depart.  

Royal Caribbean News

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 348th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, with the story of how cruising changed Kat's life.

The world has changed, and so has this podcast. Given the state of affairs, we have a new concept for the podcast to share that provides a glimpse into our listener's past cruises and highlight memorable sailings.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: Latest Royal Caribbean News

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — Latest Royal Caribbean News — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: March 8, 2020

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08Mar2020

Welcome to March! We hope you are having a great weekend and are ready to sit back, relax and catch up with all the latest Royal Caribbean news!

Coronavirus dominated the news this week (and last week, and the week before...) and Royal Caribbean announced it will allow cancellations up to 48 hours before sailing due to Coronavirus outbreak.

Guests will receive a full credit for their fare, usable on any future sailing of the guest's choice in 2020 or 2021. The policy applies to both new and existing cruise bookings.

The policy applies to all cruises with a sailing date on or before July 31, 2020, and will be offered by the company's global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara and Silversea. 

Royal Caribbean News

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 344th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, which has Matt's top ten dining tips.

In this episode, Matt goes over ten ways to enhance your cruise and save money when it comes to eating on a Royal Caribbean cruise.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: 10 Rookie mistakes you shouldn't be making on Royal Caribbean in 2020!

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — 10 Rookie mistakes you shouldn't be making on Royal Caribbean in 2020 — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Cruise Critic is giving away 7-night cruise on Oasis of the Seas.

Cruise Tips TV shared money saving Royal Caribbean tips.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: March 1, 2020

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01Mar2020

Welcome to March! We hope you are having a great weekend and are ready to sit back, relax and catch up with all the latest Royal Caribbean news!

Interesting news came out this week, when it was reported Royal Caribbean purchased land on the western end of Paradise Island in The Bahamas.

No word from the cruise line confirming the news, nor what the land will be used for in the future.

According to Tribune Business, the land could be used for, "a beach-centred entertainment destination for the passengers it brings to Nassau."

Royal Caribbean News

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 343rd episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, which is a look back at the Coronavirus scare on Anthem of the Seas from a few weeks ago.

In this episode, Kurt shares what his experience was like when a false rumor of Coronavirus on Anthem of the Seas delayed his sailing by multiple days.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: 10 things you didn't know about Perfect Day at CocoCay

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — 10 things you didn't know about Perfect Day at CocoCay — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: February 23, 2020

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23Feb2020

Hope you are having a great weekend.  Here is all of this week's Royal Caribbean cruise news.

Royal Caribbean released a new map of the Perfect Day at CocoCay cabana map.

The new map lists locations in the newly opened areas of South Beach and the Coco Beach Club.

Royal Caribbean News

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 342nd episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, all about what to pack for a Royal Caribbean cruise.

In this episode, Matt breaks down what you need to know about packing for a cruise and how to manage it so it is not overwhelming.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: Top 10 Biggest Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships in the World!

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — Top 10 Biggest Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships in the World! — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Washington Post wrote about the increased popularity of overwater bungalows.

Cruise Radio shared a first time Royal Caribbean cruise guide.

Royal Caribbean showcased the top 10 bucket-list worthy Mediterranean beaches.

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